When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.56 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Spartanburg, S.C.; Bakersfield, Calif. (around $13.00), West Palm Beach, Fla. ($12.28), and Morganton, N.C. ($12.24) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at ) is Tiffin, Ohio. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Denny's the most — approximately $10.84 per hour on average.
The highest paychecks go to Restaurant Managers, who earn an average about $12.48 per hour, closely trailed by Restaurant Cooks ($11.00), Line Cooks ($10.96), and Restaurant Assistant Managers (about $10.48). Denny's hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Servers ( on average).
Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $10.74 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Denny's folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.67 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
CompTIA A+ Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $16.25 per hour. Denny's provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) — these employees rake in $14.25 per hour.
Employees who count Customer Relations among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $14.45 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; a majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Food Preparation, People Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly one-seventh of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Nearly one-third of workers can count on health insurance, and nearly one-fourth of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Denny's folks also make good use of food/meal discounts.